Archive | November, 2010

Weekday Waffles

21 Nov

I love to serve (and have) a hot breakfast every day, but getting a two-year old and six-week old ready and out the door by 8:30 AM leaves little time to whip out the waffle iron. I started freezing big batches on the weekends, which allows me to make a wholesome meal even if we oversleep. It’s fast food, but homemade–and that’s what counts! Here’s how to do it…

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Chocolate-Chip Cupcakes

8 Nov

What do you serve a bunch of toddlers? Today was my son’s second birthday, so I made these chocolate-chip cupcakes for his class. The cake recipe is from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. Nice and light, it uses cake flour and whipped egg whites and is reminiscent of white cake mix, except much tastier. I needed a foolproof frosting that I could make the night before, so I chose cream cheese. Before school, I re-whipped the frosting and studded it with mini chocolate chips before piping piles on top of the cupcakes. (I used mini chips in the frosting so I could pipe it and also because I figured regular chips could pose a choking hazard.) They finished cupcakes were so cute and everyone loved them. Click through for the recipes…

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